Running out of Disk Space
Posted on 2011-03-21
I have a customer who has a Dell PowerEdge 2950. The server has two drives and a Raid 1 configuration. At present, the machine is quite low on disk space and the owner is looking for other options rather than using an extenal drive and reloading the machine with newer larger drives.
He has asked me about the option of breaking the miror so to use the extra drive as storage space.
Although I have advised him against this ( not even quite sure it could be done without some kind of weird software or data loss) I did tell him I would look into to.
So can you convert from raid 1 to raid 0 on the fly without data loss ?
Also, does anybody else have another suggestion to solve this problem ?